Helen Collie


Construction - Future Leaders 2023
Consulting - Future Leader 2023
Lexology Client Choice Awards 2022 - Construction Expert
Expert Information
Qualifications MEng Civil Engineering
MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Professional Memberships MIstructE, SCL, MAE
Services Engineering, Architectural and Technical
Industries Buildings
Regional Experience Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Specialist in forensic engineering work.
  • Diverse background in the design of commercial structures.
  • Understands the legal framework of disputes.

Helen Collie is a structural engineer with 15 years of construction industry experience. She has been appointed as a technical expert on more than ten occasions and has assisted the named expert numerous times.

Helen Collie enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market with peers and clients valuing her “robust technical expertise” and “ability to understand the commercial and legal sides”.

Helen has produced, or supported the production of, expert reports for claims regarding property insurance payments for earthquake and fire damage, issues of design liability and professional negligence for large sports and infrastructure projects, alleged poor workmanship, materials and specifications defects, and construction defects. She has been cross-examined in arbitration and is experienced in litigation support.

Helen has a background in the design and coordination of arts, education, healthcare and commercial structures. Her experience spans the commercial building design arena from high rise concrete structures in the Middle East, to adaptive reuse of existing London building stock, to complex steelwork arrangements.

Helen is a specialist in forensic engineering work. She covers subject matter ranging from structural steelwork (including connection design responsibility and workmanship), reinforced concrete design and defects, water leakages, seismic assessments (including for remediation works), and design liability issues.

Helen is a Chartered Engineer with a master’s in construction law and dispute resolution. She is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a practising member of the Academy of Experts and has completed the Legal Experience Training advanced professional award in expert witness evidence (LETAPAEWE) and Bond Solon’s witness familiarisation training. Clients refer to Helen as “knowledgeable, accurate, reasonable and helpful” and a “very credible witness”.

“Helen Collie stands apart as she is articulate and responsive to our needs.”

“Helen is now one of my first-choice consulting experts and I hope to work with her again on many future projects.”

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